Since earning his Juris Doctorate in 1970 at the Minnesota Law School, attorney Richard A. Williams Jr. has been dedicated to helping people and organizations with employment, disability, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and insurance law. A Stone Scholar and member of the Law Review during law school, he has pursued a legal career based on hard work and client service. After graduation, he served as a judicial clerk on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Williams has acted as an editor for the Developing Labor Law, a prominent publication for lawyers nationwide. He was a chapter editor from 1998 – 2003, an associate editor from 2004 – 2008, as well as a contributor. He was designated a “Super Lawyer” by the Minnesota Law and Politics publication from 1995 to present, and awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
As the founder of R.A.Williams Law Firm, P.A., established in 1998, Richard Williams strives to offer each client a relaxed, informal consultation with ethical, aggressive representation. With 75 percent of the firm’s practice devoted to contested matters, he and his team are effective advocates both in and out of the courtroom. They take pride in their reputation as efficient, cost-effective problem solvers. Their key to success has always been attributed to their unflagging dedication, thoroughness and attention to detail in every case.
Outside of the courtroom, Richard Williams believes in the importance of being active in his community. He has served on the City Council and as Mayor and is currently a member of various public boards and commissions. He also mentors law students and has been the coach of a state champion mock trial team.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1971||07/15/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Member||American Board of Trial Advocates||2015|
|Member||International Society of Barristers||2015|
|Member||American Board of Trial Advocates||2014|
|Member||International Society of Barristers||2014|
|Member||American Board of Trial Advocates||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Owner||R.A. Williams Law Firm, P.A.||1998 - Present|
|Attorney||Hvass, Weisman & King Chtd.||1971 - 1998|
|Judicial Clerk||U.S. District Court, District Of Minnesota||1970 - 1971|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Employee Rights and Responsibilities||Co-Chairman||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers, Employment Law||Co-Chairman||1993 - 1994|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Commercial Litigation||Co-Chairman||1984 - 1985|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law||Chairman||1982 - 1983|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law||Vice Chairman||1981 - 1982|
|University of Minnesota Law Review||Member||1968 - 1970|
|The Developing Labor Law||The Developing Labor Law 1998-2012||2012|
|University of Minnesota Law Review||Inequitable Disqualification from Unemployment Insurance in Minnesota||N/A|
|University of Minnesota Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1970|
|University of Minnesota||BS - Bachelor of Science||1965|
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